Gordon Hayward

On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change
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On Gordon Hayward’s Role Change

March 4th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
In a season full of disappointments and questions about his role, positives have been few and far between for Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward.  Marred in what feels like a season-long shooting slump as the days count down to his...
Should Trey Burke Shoot Less?
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Should Trey Burke Shoot Less?

February 25th, 2014 | by Laura Thompson
In the 41 games since Trey Burke has been a starter, the Jazz are 19-22, for a 46% winning percentage. That’s obviously a significant increase over the Jazz’s record when Burke was injured. But as we’ve been hearing about...
How Alec Burks Uses Screens
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How Alec Burks Uses Screens

February 24th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
When breaking down this wonderful game of basketball we all know and love, we typically start with general assessments: is this guy a good rebounder?  How well does he understand the system and work with his teammates?  Is he a...
What’s Behind Gordon Hayward’s Inconsistency?
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What’s Behind Gordon Hayward’s Inconsistency?

February 21st, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
From the moment he entered the basketball community’s collective consciousness, Gordon Hayward has always inspired mixed reviews.  Coming out of Butler following a magical run to the NCAA title game, optimistic scouts found...
Enes Kanter Vs. The World
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Enes Kanter Vs. The World

February 20th, 2014 | by Dakota Schmidt
On the eve of the 2013-14 season,  the Utah Jazz brass were cautiously expecting the duo of Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors to be the team’s frontcourt catalysts for the next decade. As we reach the unofficial start to the...
What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History
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What If We Had Kept Wesley Matthews? An Alternate History

February 19th, 2014 | by Matt Pacenza
When your team is 19-33, it has plenty of needs. Ask a fan of the Utah Jazz what it lacks, and that list is sure to include 3-point shooting, wing defense and toughness. (Among other things.) That list raises an interesting...
Alec Burks and Marvin Williams – Jazz Jolt Podcast
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Alec Burks and Marvin Williams – Jazz Jolt Podcast

February 17th, 2014 | by Andy Larsen
As we’ve reached the all-star break, Andy Larsen and Ben Dowsett identified two players who have exceeded expectations for the Jazz this season: Alec Burks and Marvin Williams. We break down their improvement in this 20...
The Development of Alec Burks
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The Development of Alec Burks

February 10th, 2014 | by Ben Dowsett
Now in his 3rd year, where has Alec Burks improved since coming into the...
How are Former Jazzmen Doing?
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How are Former Jazzmen Doing?

February 6th, 2014 | by David J Smith
At Jerry Sloan night, one of the exciting things for many fans was seeing many familiar faces – guys who once donned the Utah Jazz uniform. They helped bring back many fond memories. There are many former Jazz players...
On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds
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On the Basketball IQ of 21-Year-Olds

February 6th, 2014 | by Dan Clayton
Basketball, it turns out, is complicated. I mean, there’s a more simplistic, linear way to approach it, but in the NBA, that route hardly ever makes you very good. Reaching a special level (see: San Antonio Spurs) requires...